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Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

The fun doesn’t stop when the weather cools off – there are plenty of fall festivals and things to do in Myrtle Beach when summer winds down! Fall festivals in Myrtle Beach showcase the coast’s best seafood, talented local artisans, and small town charm.

Read on to learn more about some of the best fall festivals in Myrtle Beach, happening just minutes from Monterey Bay Suites this September, October, and November!

Fall Festivals in September

Fall festival season begins in September in Myrtle Beach, when the weather is warm and humidity is finally lessening. We kick off this exciting time in Myrtle Beach with the I Love Seafood Fest, the Aynor Harvest HoeDown Festival, and the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. 

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.

I Love Seafood Fest

September 9-10, 2023 | Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach

The annual I Love Seafood Fest in Myrtle Beach is a fall festival dedicated to the flavors of fresh local seafood. Food trucks and local restaurants put their best seafood dishes forward at this two-day festival, which also features live entertainment and an arts + craft fair. I Love Seafood Fest is one of the first fall festivals in Myrtle Beach each year, kicking off the fall festival season with a flavorful bang!

Aynor Harvest HoeDown Festival

September 16, 2023 | Downtown Aynor, South Carolina

The 43rd annual Aynor Harvest HoeDown Festival will take place this year just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. Starting with a 10 am parade, this fun-packed festival features live entertainment, vendors, delicious food, and the small town charm you envision when you think about a fall festival.

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

September 22-24, 2023 | Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

The Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival is an annual fall festival that brings locals and vacationers to Huntington Beach State Park for a weekend of handmade crafts and entertainment. Artists who specialize in painting and sculpture, leatherwork and jewelry, basketry, and more showcase their talents and sell their wares at this oceanfront fall festival in Murrells Inlet.

Discover even more things to do in Myrtle Beach in September.

Fall Festivals in October

Some fall festivals in October in Myrtle Beach are Cruisin’ the Beach, nearby Little River’s ShrimpFest, and the iconic Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival at the end of the month. 

Grilled fried Shrimps Prawns on wooden skewers with spices

Cruisin’ the Beach

October 5-7, 2023 | Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

For a fall festival in Myrtle Beach that will delight history buffs and car enthusiasts, check out Cruisin’ the Beach October 5-7. Muscle cars, vintage rides, decked-out modern vehicles, and classic cars fill the lots at Broadway at the Beach. Vendors selling rare parts, modifications, clothes and accessories, delicious food, and more line this weekend-long fall festival in Myrtle Beach.

Little River ShrimpFest

October 14-15, 2023 | Little River, South Carolina

Nearby Little River is home to the Little River ShrimpFest, a fall festival promising two days of fun, live entertainment, and fresh-caught local shrimp. Restaurants along the Historic Little River waterfront will serve up shrimp-centric dishes and other local seafood, while food truck vendors take care of classic festival foods.

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival

October 20-22, 2023 | Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach

One of Myrtle Beach’s best fall festivals is the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival. This festival features local and regional jazz performers, showcasing classic jazz favorites and original creations. Enjoy the smooth tunes alongside delectable festival food and fellow jazz lovers.

Looking for Halloween events or haunted houses in Myrtle Beach? Check out Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s Fright Nights – if you’re brave enough. 

Fall Festivals in November

Myrtle Beach fall festivals in November include Brew at the Zoo, the Mythical & Medieval Fest, and the ever-popular Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals. 

Holiday Starfish on Myrtle Beach in December

Brew at the Zoo

November 4, 2023 | Brookgreen Gardens and Lowcountry Zoo, Murrells Inlet

Brew at the Zoo is a November festival in Murrells Inlet, sponsored by the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens. This iconic location, home of Nights of a Thousand Candles and Summer Light: Art by Night, hosts Brew at the Zoo at Lowcountry Zoo. Tickets to this exclusive one-day event grant you access to Lowcountry Zoo and an impressive list of craft brews to sip as you tour the zoo and discover the many animals native to the area.

Mythical & Medieval Fest

November 11-12 + 18-19, 2023 | RH Acres, Myrtle Beach

Mythical & Medieval Fest is a fall festival in Myrtle Beach that spans two weekends of whimsical fun, with proceeds benefiting local non-profit Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams. This family friendly event features a fairy village, medieval combat performances, live music, fire shows, talented artisans, and more to transport you to a fantasy world of knights and dragons!

Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

November 9-12, 2023 | Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach

The annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals mark the end of fall festivals and the beginning of winter festivals in Myrtle Beach! Over 350 talented vendors play their parts as Victorian artisans, offering everything from jewelry and toys to gourmet foods and holiday decor. Alongside unparalleled holiday shopping, this festival features silent auctions, visits with Santa, tea leaf readers, and more.

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Myrtle Beach is a hot spot for fall festivals. From seafood boils and jazz to medieval jousting and gourmet tea, there is no shortage of interesting and unique fall festivals that you don’t want to miss out on in Myrtle Beach – book your fall vacation at Monterey Bay Suites today and coast into fall with up to 30% savings on your accommodations! 

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